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Type Currency
Title 8s
Date August 2, 1775
Country United States
Grade Superb Gem New 67PPQ
Service PCGS
Service Catalog # 5101750
Denomination 8s

New York Water Works August 2, 1775 8 Shillings Fr. NY-175. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. An amazingly premium condition example from the second series of Water Works notes printed by Hugh Gaine. Cuts were engraved by Elisha Gallaudet. The face bordering and denomination are printed in red. The thick back has a distinctive vignette and Gaine's imprint. Top and bottom margins are exceptional, and the ends are wide. Riveting red color and deep embossing make this note stand out. This is serial no. 2900. We sold serial no. 2899 from the Boyd Collection, graded PCGS Gem New 65PPQ, for $763.75 in January 2013. Illustrated on page 50 of the color plates in the Newman reference, this note outshines the Boyd example and is the finest we have seen. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

From Newman VIII (Heritage Auctions, 11/2017), lot 28093, realized $1560. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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